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[audio]Rag Radio 2011-05-27 / Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Author of 'Immigrants Raising Citizens' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Hirokazu Yoshikawa is professor of education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is a developmental and community psychologist who conducts research on the development of young children in immigrant families. He is a member of the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Academy of Sciences and regularly advises government agencies, foundations, and educational organizations in the United States and abroad...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Psychologists, Authors, Immigration, Education
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 01-05-2010 / Arts Advocate and Gay Activist Jeff Jones - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Jeff Jones. Jones, based in San Francisco and Austin, is a fundraising and planning consultant and grant writer for arts organization. Also an activist in the LGBT/queer community and the movement for social justice, Jeff was co-founder of the Mobilization against AIDS and the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco. An SDSer in 60s Austin and a staffer at the underground paper The Rag, Jeff was president of the student body at the University of Texas at Austin, 1970-1971...
Keywords: Jeff Jones; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; LGBT; Gay Activists; UT-Austin; New Left; Austin History; Arts; San Francisco; SDS, The Rag; Underground Press
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio 10-20-2009 / Criminal Justice and Capital Punishment in Texas - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Criminal justice and Texas politics. Discussion focused on Governor Rick Perry’s handling of the Cameron Todd Willingham execution in an arson case where the evidence was later brought into serious question. Guests: *Glenn W. Smith – Prominent political consultant and editor of Dog Canyon, an Austin-based political blog. *Steve Hall – Director of Stand Down Texas, an organization advocating a moratorium on executions and a review of Texas’ application of the death penalty.
Keywords: -Texas, Criminal Justice, Glenn W. Smith, Steve Hall, Capital Punishment, Cameron Todd Willingham
Downloads: 14
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-08-26 / Political Analyst Glenn W Smith on Rick Perry and the 'Texas Miracle' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Progressive blogger, author, and political consultant Glenn W. Smith discusses Rick Perry's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination -- with topics ranging from Perry's legendary vanity to the myth of his alleged "Texas Miracle." Smith, a former reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, has covered and worked around Rick Perry since the 1980s. Smith, who created the Dog Canyon website and also blogs at Firedoglake and The Huffington Post, ran Ann Richards' successful campa...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W Smith; Rick Perry; Republican Primary; Texas Politics; Allan Campbell; Texas Observer; Abby Rapoport; Forrest Wilder
Downloads: 44
[audio]Rag Radio 12-22-2009 / Environmental and Peace Activist Alyssa Burgin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Alyssa Burgin, activist and organizer for environmental, political, and social justice issues. A fifth-generation Texan, she is the daughter of a labor union organizer and a San Antonio newspaperwoman and artist. She has been a grassroots lobbyist for climate change legislation and started the Texas Drought Project to educate Texans about coming water crises. She is media and outreach director of Texans for Peace...
Keywords: -Alyssa Burgin, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Environmental Activists, Texans for Peace, Social Justice
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 11-17-2009 / It's the Economy (and why are we so) Stupid? - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussion of economics and the economy -- from the local level to the global picture. Guests: *Tim Mahoney, Trustee, Austin Community College, and Richard Whittaker, reporter for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer
Keywords: -Economy, Tim Mahoney, Richard Whittaker, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-09-21 / Film actor Sonny Carl Davis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Sonny Carl Davis is a film actor, a musician, and a screenwriter. He played a redneck entrepreneur in Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and played memorable roles in Last Night at the Alamo and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He also had featured parts in Thelma and Louise, Melvin and Howard, and a supporting role in Red Headed Stranger with Willie Nelson. Sonny was also a founding member in 1968 of Austin’s legendary Uranium Savages, a theatrical rock group that playe...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Sonny Carl Davis; Thorne Dreyer; Independent Film; Actors; Musicians; Uranium Savages; Austin; Sixties
Downloads: 55
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-09-07 / Journalist, Documentary Photographer & Labor Activist David Bacon - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Bacon is an author, journalist, broadcaster, and documentary photographer based in northern California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and has written for Truthout, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His photography has been exhibited widely. His books include "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants." For 20 years, Bacon was a laborer and union organizer for unions in which immigr...
Keywords: David Bacon; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Labor Unions; Journalists, Photographers
Downloads: 50
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-08-24 / Immigration Attorney Barbara Hines - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Barbara Hines is a famed immigration attorney and a clinical law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who has been involved in landmark litigation defending the constitutional and statutory rights of immigrants. In 2000, Texas Lawyer Magazine named her one of 100 Texas “Legal Legends” of the 20th century. She and her students gained international notice for their work in drawing attention to the T...
Keywords: Underground Press, Rag Radio; Barbara Hines; Thorne Dreyer; Immigration; UT-Austin; T. Don Hutto; The Rag; Women's Movement; Immigration Attorneys; Educators
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 02-02-2010 / Talkin' Texas Observer - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-The legendary crusading Texas Observer has been fighting the good fight for 56 years. Publisher Carlton Carl and editor Bob Moser join Thorne Dreyer to discuss the history of the publication and the maverick liberal Texas community it has served through the decades -- and what's ahead for the Observer. Guests: *Bob Moser became editor in October 2008. He was a journalism fellow at Stanford, edited North Carolina's Independent Weekly, and worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligenc...
Keywords: -Texas Observer, Bob Moser, Carlton Carl, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Journalists, Texas Democrats
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 12-01-2009 / Filmmaker Turk Pipkin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Turk Pipkin. A discussion of the life and work of the multi-talented artist with a special focus on his new film, One Peace at a Time. Guest: •Turk Pipkin -- Austin-based writer, television and film actor, New York Times bestselling author and filmmaker. Co-founder of the education and action nonprofit, The Nobelity Project.
Keywords: -Filmmakers, Actors, Authors, Nobelity Project
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 11-10-2009 / Journalism Professor Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte. A discussion of journalism and journalism education in America. The guest discusses her personal history in journalism, the question of diversity in the news media and gender relations in the educational system. Guest: •Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte – Associate Professor in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas-Austin...
Keywords: -Journalism, Education, University of Texas, New Journalism Project, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 40
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-05-20 / Cultural Historian Richard Pells - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Richard Pells is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of four books on American culture in the 20th century including his latest, Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, & the Globalization of American Culture, Pells has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as well as six Fulbright chairs and senior lectureships...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Richard Pells; Cultural History, Authors, UT-Austin
Downloads: 43
[audio]Rag Radio 12-15-2009 / The Politics of Water with Bill Bunch - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-The politics of water. A conversation with Bill Bunch, director of Austin's Save Our Springs Alliance. A discussion of environmental issues facing Austin and Central Texas. We are joined in the discussion by Roger Baker.
Keywords: -Bill Bunch, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio, Save Our Springs, Environmental Activists
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-30 / Progressive Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Elliott Naishtat is a progressive Democratic state legislator from Austin. A native New Yorker, Naishtat, who is Jewish, was elected to the Dist. 49 seat in the Texas House of Representatives in 1990 and has been reelected 10 times. Naishtat, who has lived in Texas for 39 years, served as a VISTA volunteer in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in Queens, N.Y., and Eagle Pass, TX, before moving to Austin and earning a Masters in Social Work and a law degree from The University of Texas...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Elliott Naishtat; Progressive Democrats; Texas Politics
Downloads: 32
[audio]Rag Radio 10-20-2009 / Criminal Justice, the Death Penalty, and Texas Politics - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussion of issues involving criminal justice and Texas politics, with an emphasis on the death penalty and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's controversial handling of the execution of alleged arsonist Cameron Todd Willingham. Guests:*Glenn W. Smith, prominent political consultant and founder of Texas political blog, Dog Canyon.*Steve Hall of the StandDown Texas Project, an organization that advocates a moratorium on executions in Texas, and a state-sponsored review of Texas' application of the death...
Keywords: -Steve Hall, Glenn W. Smith, Criminal Justice, Death Penalty, Texas Politics, Dog Canyon, Rick Perry, Willingham Execution, StandDown Texas
Downloads: 24
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-01-18 - Mike McGuire & Lisa Fithian on Occupy & 'We Are Many' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Mike McGuire and Lisa Fithian discuss the legacy and future of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and, more specifically, the 2012 AK Press anthology, "We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation." According to The Rag Blog's Ron Jacobs, the book -- which compiles the work of more than 50 writers, artists, and photographers -- has the "best overall take to date on the meaning of Occupy, its shortcomings and strengths, and its potential future." Mike McGuire was co-e...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Mike McGuire; Lisa Fithian; Occupy Wall Street; We Are Many; Social Action; Authors
Downloads: 54
[audio]Rag Radio 12-29-2009 / Progressive Organizer Carl Davidson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with prominent progressive activist, organizer, and writer Carl Davidson, who was a leader in SDS and a major figure in the 60s New Left. Carl is webmaster at Progressives for Obama (now renamed Progressive America Rising) and is national co-chair of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Carl was a national officer of SDS and writer and editor at the Guardian, the preeminent publication of the American left for decades...
Keywords: Carl Davidson; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Leftist; Progressives; Writers; SDS; New Left; Sixties; Socialism
Downloads: 43
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-02-18 / Austin Sculptor and Activist Barry George on Trip to Palestine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Barry George is an Austin sculptor and social activist. In 1986 he began working with found objects and making yard sculptures. Now much of his work is interactive, requiring the viewer to manipulate the sculpture. Also in 1986 – as El Salvador and Nicaragua were experiencing upheaval – he started Bikes Not Bombs in Austin, a project that gathered bicycles and sent them to Nicaragua. Barry recently returned from a visit to Palestine where he was part of a Christian Peacemaker Team in the Heb...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Barry George; Palestine; Sculptors; Artists; Activists; Austin
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-03-18 / Rock Journalist and Author Joe Nick Patoski - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Joe Nick Patoski is the author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life and has authored and co-authored biographies of Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan and collaborated on books about the Texas Mountains, the Texas Coast, and Big Bend National Park. He was an editor at Texas Monthly and a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Rolling Stone. His latest book is Generations on the Land, and he is currently working on a cultural history of the Dal...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Joe Nick Patoski; Hector Saldaña; Texas Music; SXSW; Willie Nelson; The Krayolas
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 11-24-2009 / Rock Journalist Margaret Moser - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussions of the arts, music, and alternative journalism scenes in Austin, past and present, with a special focus on the recent death of legendary underground artist Bill Narum. Guest: •Margaret Moser -- Award winning rock journalist and author. Senior editor and writer for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rock, Alternative Journalism, Bill Narum, Austin Chronicle
Downloads: 25
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-15 / Community Organizer Linda Stout, Author of "Collective Visioning" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Linda Stout is the founder and director of Spirit in Action, a nonprofit organization involved in broad-based movement building, working with diverse communities, grassroots groups, and social justice organizations. She previously led the Piedmont Peace Project in North Carolina, which won the National Grassroots Peace Award. She is the author of "Bridging the Class Divide." Her latest book is "Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future." Host and Produc...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Linda Stout; Authors; Community Organizers; Social Activists
Downloads: 28
[audio]RagRadio2011-05-13 / Artist, Musician, Actor & Comic Kerry Awn - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Kerry Awn is an acclaimed artist, muralist, musician, actor, and comic. Since the '70s he's been one of Austin's premier rock poster and album cover artists, and his illustrations appeared prominently in underground papers The Rag and Space City!. Kerry has spent over three decades in Austin performing with the famed sketch comedy group, Esther's Follies, the comedy rock band Uranium Savages, and as a stand-up comic...
Keywords: Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Kerry Awn; Artists; Musicians; Esther's Follies; The Rag; Space City; Uranium Savages
Downloads: 50
[audio]Rag Radio 10-13-2009 / Health Care Reform w/Rev. Jim Rigby & Jesse Romero - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Discussion about the fight for single-payer universal health care, Congress’ attempts at health care reform, and the priorities of our government regarding expenditures for war and for social services. Guests: *Rev. Jim Rigby -- Pastor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Austin, and activist for social justice. *Jesse Romero – Texas State Director, Health Care for America Now. Hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: -Universal Health Care; Jim Rigby; Jesse Romero; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 23
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-07-13 / Former Diplomat Col. Ann Wright on Gaza Flotilla & more - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Col. Ann Wright spent 29 years in the U.S. Army and 16 years with the State Department –- as a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. In 1997 she won the State Department’s Award for Heroism. In 2003, she resigned in protest against the Iraq War and other U.S. policies she could no longer defend, and has become a major force in the movements for peace and justice. She has disrupted Congressional hearings, has been arrested for civil disobedience, and has worked hard in support of ant...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Col. Ann Wright; Gaza Freedom Flotilla; Thorne Dreyer; Peace Movement; Activists; U.S. Diplomats; Palestinian Blockade
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-28 / TX Observer Editor Bob Moser & Poet-Playwright Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bob Moser edits The Texas Observer. A native North Carolinian, he edited the award-winning Independent Weekly before being named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Bob has been a senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a senior editor at The Nation. He's the author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. Texas native Gregg Barrios is a playwright and poet who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, was a book editor at the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Moser; Gregg Barrios; Texas Observer; Journalists; Poets; Playwrights; The Rag; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-09-06 - Award-Winning Texas Novelist and Screenwriter Stephen Harrigan - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Award-winning author, screenwriter, and journalist Stephen Harrigan is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Harrigan is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including "The Gates of the Alamo," a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the Spur Award for the best Novel of the West. "Remember Ben Clayton" also won the Spur Award, as well as the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians f...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Stephen Harrigan; Authors; Screenwriters; Texas Literature; Historical Novels; The Gates of the Alamo; Texas Monthly
Downloads: 41
[audio]Rag Radio 02-16-2010 / Author and 60s Activist Dick Reavis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Dick Reavis, author, educator, journalist, 60s activist. Reavis teaches journalism at North Carolina State University. His latest book is "Catching Out: The Secret Life of Day Laborers." He was active in SDS in the Sixties, has worked for daily papers and magazines, including the Texas Observer and Texas Monthly, where he was a senior editor. He also wrote for Austin's underground paper, The Rag, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Dick Reavis; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Sixties; SDS; Activists; Authors; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Branch Davidian
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 05-04-2010 / El Salvador and the Fair Trade Movement - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-El Salvador and the Fair Trade Movement. Guests: *Bob Cash -- State Director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition that opposes the current NAFTA-model free trade system. A former factory worker, he has been a staffer for unions, political campaigns, and office holders. *Leah Wilson -- activist and organizer from Austin now living in El Salvador. She works with the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), a grassroots organizing supporting self-determination, and social and ...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Cash; Leah Wilson; Fair Trade Movement; El Salvador; NAFTA; CISPES
Downloads: 23
[audio]Rag Radio 05-11-2010 / Novelist Marc Estrin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Marc Estrin about literature, theater, and the movement for peace and justice. Guest: Marc Estrin is a writer and peace activist who lives in Burlington, VT. An award-winning novelist, he is also a theatrical director, a classical musician, and a puppeteer with the famed Bread and Puppet Theater. He is also a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Marc Estrin; Thorne Dreyer; Literature; Theater; Peace Movement, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-09-07 - Political Analysts Glenn W. Smith & Peck Young on 2012 Presidential Elections - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Political analysts Glenn W. Smith and Peck Young join host Thorne Dreyer in discussing the Republican and Democratic conventions and 2012 presidential elections. Glenn W. Smith has spent the past 30 years as a writer, campaign manager, activist, and think tank analyst. A former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for Governor of Texas and worked for Texas Lt...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Glenn W Smith; Peck Young; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 44
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-03-16 --- David Bacon on U.S. Policies and the Great Mexican Migration - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Noted journalist, author, documentary photographer, and long-time labor organizer David Bacon discussed the issues raised in his provocative and heavily-researched article, "How U.S. Policies Fueled the Great Mexican Migration." Now based in California, Bacon was a union organizer for two decades, and today documents the changing conditions in the workforce, the impact of the global economy, war and migration, and the struggle for human rights...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David Bacon; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists, Immigration, NAFTA, Mexico; Labor
Downloads: 129
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-02-04 / Education Reform Activists Rick Ayers and William Ayers - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Rick Ayers and Bill Ayers are distinguished academics and educational innovators. Rick was co-founder of the Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) small school at Berkeley High School in 1997 and was lead teacher until 2006, He is an Adjunct Professor in Education at University of San Francisco and Mills College. William Ayers, formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), was founder of both the Small Schools Workshop...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Rick Ayers; William Ayers; Educational Reform; Activists; Sixties; New Left
Downloads: 61
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-06-24 / Environmental Activist Diane Wilson, Author of 'Eco-Outlaw' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Environmental activist Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper from Seadrift, Texas -- and a mother of five -- has earned the wrath of industrial polluters everywhere. She has been arrested 50 times and has participated in disruptions of U.S. Senate hearings and corporate shareholder gatherings in Houston, Taipei, and London. Wilson was Mother Jones magazine's "Hell-Raiser of the Month," and was one of Grist's "13 Badass Greens." She was a founder of CodePink, the Texas Jail Project, and Inju...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Diane Wilson; Environmentalists; Activists; Authors
Downloads: 40
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-07-20 / Activist Carl Davidson on U.S. Social Forum - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Carl Davidson is a widely known writer and political activist. He is active in the Solidarity Economy Movement and is national co-chair of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), and is webmaster of Progressives for Obama. Carl was a leader of the 60s New Left, a national officer of SDS, and editor of the Guardian. We discuss the World Social Forum movement and the recent U.S...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Carl Davidson; U.S. Social Forum; SDS; New Left; Socialism; Activists; Solidarity Economy
Downloads: 42
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-06-10 / Iraq Veterans Against the War - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Our guests were members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) who are involved in organizing efforts with GI's at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas -- especially around Operation Recovery and the Under the Hood GI coffeehouse. Aaron Hughes served with the Illinois National Guard in Kuwait. He received an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University in 2009 and today is the Organizing Team Leader for Iraq Veterans Against the War...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Iraq Veterans Against the War; Aaron Hughes; Malachi Muncy; Scott Kimball; Under the Hood; Fort Hood; Anti-War GIs
Downloads: 118
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-10-19 / Texas Jail Reform Activist Diana Claitor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Diana Claitor is director and co-founder of the Texas Jail Project, an organization dedicated to improving conditions for the approximately 70,000 people incarcerated in Texas jails on any given day. TJP, formed in 2006, does regular monitoring of the state Jail Commission and publicizes the widespread abuse and neglect in approximately 250 county facilities in Texas. Austin resident Claitor is also a writer and historical researcher -- working with the Dolph Briscoe for American History and for...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Diana Claitor; Texas Jail Project; Jail Reform; Texas History; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 47
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-02 / Film Historian Chale Nafus of the Austin Film Society - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Chale Nafus was a founding member of the Austin Film Society and now serves as the group’s Director of Programming. He taught film studies for 26 years at Austin Community College, where he also served as Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division and head of the Radio-Television-Film Department. Chale also taught at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) and in the City University of New York system...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Chale Nafus; Austin Film Society; Film History
Downloads: 47
[audio]Rag Radio -- 2010-06-29 / Austin's Rock 'n Roll Art with Leea Mechling & Henry Gonzalez - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
- A conversation with Leea Mechling, Director, and Henry Gonzalez, Facility Manager of the South Austin Popular Culture Center. We discuss the Center, which documents Austin culture since the 60s and 70s; its history of exhibitions featuring major graphic and poster artists; and the Memorial Wall featuring fallen heroes of Austin and Texas culture. We also remember the unique early rock and roll scene in Austin, especially the iconic Armadillo World Headquarters -- and the graphic art that evolv...
Keywords: Rag Radio; South Austin Popular Culture Center; Leea Mechling; Henry Gonzalez; Thorne Dreyer; Sixties; Austin; Armadillo World Headquarters; Rock Music; Austin History; Graphic Art
Downloads: 77
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-12-03 / Environmentalist Bruce Melton on Climate Science and Global Warming - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bruce Melton is an Austin-based civil engineer and a student of climate science. He is an environmental researcher, trained outreach specialist, a green builder, an environmental filmmaker, and a regular contributor to The Rag Blog on climate change and global warming. Bruce Melton was one of eight Austinites named as a "Hero of Climate Change" by Good Life Magazine. He has been translating and interpreting scholarly science publications for two decades...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Climate Change; Environment; Global Warming; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 45
[audio]Rag Radio 02-23-2010 / Underground Journalist Jim Retherford - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Conversation with Jim Retherford. Retherford was editor of early 60s underground paper The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, and was active with the theatrical protest group, the Yippies. He was ghostwriter for Jerry Rubin's iconic book, "Do It!" Jim has worked in alternative and commercial journalism and graphic design and is active in progressive politics in Austin. He is a contributor to The Rag Blog and a director of the New Journalism Project...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Jim Retherford; Thorne Dreyer; The Rag Blog; Underground Press; Yippies; Sixties; Activists; Journalists; Jerry Rubin; FBI; COINTELPRO
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 01-12-2010 /Trial Judge, Cherokee Indian and 60s activist Steve Russell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Steve Russell, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a Texas trial court judge by assignment. He's a retired associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University, and a veteran of 60s activism and a former staffer at Austin's underground paper, The Rag. He is a columnist for Indian Country Today and a contributor to The Rag Blog. We discuss crime and punishment, the status of American Indians, and issues facing progressives today...
Keywords: Steve Russell; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Criminal Justice; Judges; Native Americans; American Indians; Educators; Underground Press; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Activists; Austin History
Downloads: 53
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-05 -- Houston Rock and Blues Musician Guy Schwartz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Houston-based blues and rock musician Guy Schwartz joins us in interview and performance. Schwartz is also a songwriter, producer, videographer, music journalist and archivist, and a political activist. He is backed up on rhythm guitar and vocals by singer-songwriter and bandleader Billy Bourbon (The Billy Bourbon Band) who also plays guitar in Guy's Austin Affordables, bassist Roger Tausz of the New Jack Hippies, and percussionist Rick Lyon...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Guy Schwartz; Marlo Blue; Billy Bourbon; Houston Musicians; Texas Musicians
Downloads: 42
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-01 / Underground Radio Pioneer Bob Simmons - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bob Simmons has been a radio producer and personality, oil biz entrepreneur, video maker, voice talent, construction worker, newspaper publisher, writer, and sports editor. A self-styled “relic from the Jurassic age of hippies,” Simmons has a storied career in radio, where he was a pioneer in the underground format, and has been a producer and personality at legendary stations -- including KUT, KPFA, KSAN, KKSN, and KFAT -- in places like San Francisco, Austin, and Portland, Ore...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Simmons; Radio History; Counterculture; Sixties; Austin; San Francisco
Downloads: 78
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-12 - University of Texas Law Professor Gerald Torres - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Professor Gerald Torres holds the Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas. He is an expert in environmental law, agricultural law, critical race theory, and federal Indian law. Among issues discussed on the show are the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on voting rights and affirmative action, immigration reform, Atmospheric Trust litigation, and Native American sovereignty. Gerald Torres, who was associate dean of the University of Minnesota Law School before coming to UT-Austin,...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Gerald Torres; Educators; Environmental Law; American Indian Law; Critical Race Theory; University of Texas; Immigration Reform
Downloads: 38
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-12-17 / Anti-Gentrification Activist Bo McCarver - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bo McCarver is a community organizer and builder who has been in the forefront of the struggle against gentrification in East Austin. A Vietnam Vet born in Slaton, Texas, McCarver has masters degrees in journalism and fine arts and a Ph.D. in anthropology. McCarver personally builds -- and acquires and rehabs -- rundown houses. He is chair of the Blackland Community Development Corporation that has for 25 years provided affordable housing to diverse low-income households, and to senior citizens ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bo McCarver; Gentrification; East Austin; Homeless; Community Activists
Downloads: 75
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-28 - Talking Politics with Glenn Smith, Director of Progress Texas PAC - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Glenn W. Smith managed Ann Richards' successful campaign for governor of Texas in 1990. A former reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, Smith is the author of the highly regarded book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." Smith, who served as a senior fellow at George Lakoff's Rockridge Institute in Berkeley, currently is director of Progress Texas PAC, “helping the Texas progressive movement develop and deliver disciplined, effective messages....
Keywords: Rag Radio; Glenn Smith; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Texas Politics, Supreme Court, Wendy Davis, Rick Perry; Texas Legislature; Abortion Law; Progress Texas
Downloads: 34
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-03-14 - Award-Winning Writer and Filmmaker Al Reinert & Singer-Songwriter Sima Cunningham - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Al Reinert, who has won national awards for his work as a newspaper and magazine journalist, documentary filmmaker, and feature film screenwriter, visits with Thorne Dreyer; and singer-songwriter Sima Cunningham performs live on the show. Reinert's 1989 documentary film about the Apollo space program, For All Mankind, won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Al Reinert; Sima Cunningham; Journalists; Filmmakers; Screenwriters; Singer-Songwriters; For All Mankind; Apollo 13; Academy Award Nominees; Texas Monthly; An Unreal Dream; Michael Morton; Chicago Musicians
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[audio]Rag Radio 10-27-2009 / Transportation, Growth & the Environment - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Transportation policy, growth and the environment, with a focus on Austin and Texas. Guests: •Dick Kallerman – Transportation chair, Austin chapter of the Sierra Club; Chairman, Save Our Springs Alliance of Austin. •Roger Baker – Environmental and transportation activist; Board member, SOS Alliance; a founder of ASPO-USA; and contributor to The Rag Blog. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Transportation; Environment; Growth; Planning; Austin; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-06-03 / Psychologist and Populist Author Bruce E. Levine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bruce E. Levine writes and speaks widely on how society, culture, politics, and psychology intersect. A practicing clinical psychologist often at odds with the mainstream of his profession, he is an activist in the mental health treatment reform movement. Levine is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and Z Magazine. His latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite.
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bruce E. Levine; Pyschologists; Authors; Populists; Social Activists
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